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Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Syncplay and what they use it for.
  • How to watch online together?
    Https:// if you both have the file. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • a browser extension that lets you watch any streaming content in sync with another user
    I've been using Syncplay for that, it's a native Windows/Linux/Mac app and supports both local files and streaming (via youtube-dl/yt-dlp). It's also free software. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • How can I make a online watch party from downloaded Movies / Videos?
    Https:// is the best option if you want everyone to have the same video/audio quality, but everyone needs to have the same file. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Ask HN: What is something you built but never marketed?
    I developed a web app that allowed my friends and me to watch the same video synchronously during the lock-downs. The video would be served by my server, and anybody could control the playback. Pausing or seeking would do it for everyone. We would all connect to a Jitsi Meet room so we could here people laugh or react to the video. I called this "Meet Anyway", it was my first Svelte app, and never released it for... - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • Essential LDR tools?
    We love watching movies / series together so Syncplay, TeleParty and Disney+'s GroupWatch are must haves to us. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Question about streaming with family
    I've been told Discord is pretty choppy/and Zoom can be pretty choppy in my experience. I was told about Twitch? But I'm not that familiar with its capabilities. I found but I wanted to see if there any other options people might have? - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Give me 3 softwares
    Syncplay : This one lets me and my partner watch our downloaded movies toghether. We dont use any of the subscription services and this come in nicely to substitute akward "3...2..1..1Now". - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • [Suggestion] SyncPlay compatibility
    SyncPlay is one of the most popular FOSS apps for organizing watch parties. It would be great to make Bigscreen compatible with SyncPlay protocol to be able to watch movies together even with those who has no VR headset. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Video syncing between two devices?
    Syncplay - This program just controls the playback controls. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Filming 3 videos being displayed on Ipads, and syncing them up to play at the exact same time?
    If it were android, there would be SyncPlayer as a possible option which is the unofficial android app of SyncPlay. Even though it was designed to watch things together, since people may have different copies it goes by raw timecode, so it wouldn't care if 3 different videos were played. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Watch Party Hosting
    You could try out Syncplay, I haven’t personally tried it out myself but should work. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Guy I have been taking to for a while wants to do a call
    Also another option for watching something together is (along with a video player like VLC) which requires you both to have the same video file and syncs the playback so you both watch the same part (within a second or two). - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • How do I watch movies with my partner in Quest 2 while traveling, with a laptop and a hotel WiFi?
    You want to avoid streaming anything outside of the hotel, since the WiFi is probably bad. Instead, play the same video on your laptop and on your computer at home, and sync it using SyncPlay. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • What's a good app to use to watch a movie with someone who is in another state?
    Are you limited to android devices? I use syncplay on the computer and just have our phones on the side in a call. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • A way to watch movies from streaming websites or from local files together and synchronously? Sort of like Netflix party, but for without netflix
    If you're willing to use VLC (which is a great media player already) and are using local files, SyncPlay is a great solution. It has shared controls (both fast forwarding and pausing) along with a playlist queue. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Anyone know of good sites to watch together anime?
    Use syncplay This will sync both of your video players but you both need the same video file for it to work. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • How to have a virtual movie date with already having the movie downloaded
    Yes! You can both download the same file before hand and use VLC player with It syncs the video playback so if anyone pauses, it pauses for the other person as well. I’d pair this with zoom’s PIP video mode so you have a smaller floating video of your date while you watch the movie. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • SyncPlay error
    Are you on about: if so that has nothing to do with Jellyfin. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Getting the most out of a long-distance relationship (7 tips)
    Despite the fact that you’re apart, get creative and find things that you can do together. For example, you could see the same movie then discuss it on the phone (or use Syncplay if you have the same video file locally downloaded on each computer, to chat in real time while watching); or, you could read the same book, or join an online group. Also, give your partner something that reminds them of you so you’re... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • alternative to Discord for screen sharing /streaming
    For watching syncing content I will recommend Syncplay ( if the content is available for you and your friend. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • What are the best apps to use while screen sharing computer and watching movies together with voice chat, and why?
    Instead of using a screen sharing software, I suggest using SyncPlay. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Syncplay

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So, when you are synced, you can play videos and music from your computer while your family and friends can watch it from any corner of the world. Syncplay is available for macOS, Windows, and Linux. However, Syncplay doesn’t have a mobile version but it supports most video formats and is free to use. You can use this Rabbit alternative to stream videos and movies.
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Syncplay is a downloadable program for your desktop or laptop computer. Your friends and family must also install the software on their own computers.

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